• History of olive wood: "The immortal tree"

For thousands of years, olive wood has been important in all the great civilizations that flourished in Tunisia.
The olive wood was used by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Arabs, in a tradition transmitted from father to son.
An ancestral tradition.

  • The symbols of olive wood:

  • Symbol of longevity and of hope, the olive tree is considered eternal.

"The olive tree was burnt in the temple fire by the barbarians, but the day after the fire, when the Athenians, charged by the king to offer a sacrifice, went up to the sanctuary, A shoot high of a cubit had sprung from the trunk ". Throughout the Mediterranean basin, one encounters olive trees thousands of years old. It is the witness of our history.

  • A symbol of peace and reconciliation.

The olive branch is chosen by God to signify to Noah that the Flood is over and that the decline begins, symbol of forgiveness

  • Symbol of victory.

The olive tree is a gift of gratifying significance at the Olympic Games in Athens. Olive crown and jars of olive oil are thus offered to the winners.

  • Symbol of strength.

The olive tree is famous for its very compact wood, very heavy and very hard. It is in olive wood that the clubs of Hercules are made and it is with a stake of olive wood that Ulysse Kills the Cyclops in the Odyssey.

  • Loyalty symbol.

It is in olive wood that is made the bed of Ulysses and Penelope, bed that will not welcome any of the many pretenders to the Ithaca kingdom, during the twenty years of absence of the Greek hero.